Millions of young people in the US are suffering, whether from abuse at home, pressure from social media or exposure to violence. But navigating the mental health care system can be disheartening.
One way to prevent mental health challenges in children: Recognize and treat the mental health issues of their parents.
It was hoped intensive early intervention programs might ‘bend the curve’ and change the lifetime trajectory of illnesses such as schizophrenia. But that doesn’t appear to be the case.
By integrating parents and other family members in therapy, young people will have more consistent support between the therapist’s office and their home.
New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
Federal incentives would enhance community support for those with mental illness and would avert police engagement.
People seeking mental health care still encounter stigma, even within the health system. New tools for teaching and sharing information may help address it.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
While there are some some safety concerns about watching the show, 13 Reasons Why raises many issues relevant to adolescents – and we should learn from them.
Many asylum seekers, including children, have experienced conflict, family separation and significant human rights violations. So how does immigration detention affect their mental health?
Researchers predict that the cost of mental illness to the Australian government, already at $7 billion a year, will double…